Strange Fruit in Florida
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This FREE presentation by Prof. Tameka Hobbs examines the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida (doors open 6:45 pm).
Funded in part by the Florida Humanities Council, this presentation by Prof. Tameka Hobbs of Valdosta State University is FREE and open to the public. “Despite its reputation as the ‘Sunshine State’ and a tourist destination, Florida harbors a lengthy and painful history of racial violence. Dr. Hobbs examines the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida, outlining the overall arc of the ‘lynching era’ in the United States, normally dated between 1882 and 1930, as these instances ofView more
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A performance of “Strange Fruit,” by Billie Holiday, will precede the presentation by Prof. Hobbs. Refreshments will be served for a donation.
645 McDonnell Drive, Railroad Square Art Park, Tallahassee, FL 32310